Saudi royals appear to be mad about Beverly Park, the giant, Civil War-prone, and ridiculously over-the-top gated community buried in the Hills north of Beverly Hills. Perfect 10 magazine founder Norm Zada built this contemporary-style Richard Landry-designed house in 2000 and in 2010 is said to have sold it to "a wildly wealthy Saudi businessman who, we were told by a Beverly Hills real estate maven, may or may not be member of the royal family," according to (who else?) Real Estalker. The compound sits on a whopping 6.79 acres "on the highest elevation in Beverly Park" and comes with a guest house with basement connected to the main house "by a glass and stainless steel-columned bridge," lawns, a pool, and a paddle tennis court, and a total of 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The businessman paid $16.5 million in November 2010 but turned around and threw it back on the market in February 2011 asking $25 million. He pulled it off the market later that year.
· 72 BEVERLY PARK Dr [Redfin]